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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Blog Tour, Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway for Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl


How the Outdoors Influenced my Writing

New Cozy Release from ML Erdahl, Spring Upon a Crime

        Because my main character Crystal Rainey is a wilderness guide, I’m often asked if I’m an avid outdoorsman. Indeed, I have spent a lifetime camping, hiking, and getting into all sorts of mischief in the forests of the Pacific Northwest and it has become the bedrock for my settings.

            I’ve reached into the deep recesses of my memory, and pulled out the very first recollection I have of camping with my family. Below is a first-hand account of a moment in history that I brushed a little too close to for comfort.

            Forty years ago, my family chose a dubious course of action prior to the Mt. St. Helens eruption. I remember my parents and extended family members discussing that a mountain was erupting soon and why dont we check it out? I should have asked, Pray tell, why are we planning a camping trip in the shadow of an imminently exploding volcano?” However, I did not, because it was only weeks until my fifth birthday and I assumed the tall people around me were guided by wisdom.

            My parents loaded our station wagon, and we met the rest of the clan at a campground. Im sure I did the usual kindergarten-age camping stuff; throwing rocks in the river, digging in the dirt, and roasting marshmallows. Nonetheless, these mundane activities were not burned into my brain forever.

About Spring Upon A Crime

Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Publisher: Wild Rose Press (January 13, 2021)  
Paperback: 294 pages 
 ISBN-10: 1509234608  
ISBN-13: 978-1509234608 
Digital ASIN: B08P87F6J1 

Wilderness guide Crystal Rainey leads a group of college students to a private campground amidst the awe-inspiring Olympic Rain Forest. The excursion is ruined when the charming hostess Roxie is discovered standing over the land owner's body, murder weapon in hand.

Enlisted to investigate the crime to absolve her friend, Crystal descends on the quiet city of Forks to find loggers, developers, and eco-protesters circling the property, intent on either exploiting or protecting the bastion of old-growth forest. The list of suspects is intimidating. Can Crystal find answers in a community determined to keep her in the dark?
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
 Crystal and Suzy are leading a group of campers on a clamping trip to a fave campsite of theirs. Once they get there they find out that Freddy the owner is ready to sell and retire. This is an issue because it is surrounded by protected lands making it vitally important about who buys it. Before either can be worked out he is murdered making Crystals friend a suspect so she starts investigating though the local town is not always helpful. This makes for a fun cozy as it all plays out. Full of characters that you can love as well as an adorable kitty that will keep you in the book until the very end. Really a must read. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

About ML Erdahl

Award-winning author ML Erdahl lives amidst the trees of the Pacific Northwest, where he pens humorous cozy mystery novels set in the wilderness he has spent his lifetime exploring. The only thing slowing him down is when his adorable rescue dogs, Skip and Daisy, demand to be pet and cuddled on his lap while he types. When he's not working away in front of a computer, you can find him gardening, hiking, or grumbling to his wife, Emily, about the perpetual Northwest winter rain that prevents him from going outside.

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Book 1 in this Series 
February 22 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT 
February 22 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW  
February 22 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST  
February 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
February 23 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT 
February 23 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  
February 24 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – GUEST POST  
February 24 – Christy's Cozy Corners – REVIEW  
February 24 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW  
February 24 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW  
February 25 – Literary Gold – REVIEW 
February 25 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW  
February 25 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT  
February 26 – I Read What You Write - SPOTLIGHT  
February 26 – Novels Alive – REVIEW  
February 26 – Here's How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT  
February 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST  
February 27 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST  
February 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT  
February 28 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
February 28 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT   
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for sharing my book on your blog today! It has made my day that you enjoyed Spring Upon a Crime so much. The story was a ridiculous amount of fun to write, and I'm thrilled to begin sharing it with the world.